Brian Lacy

+1 284 852 73 58

Brian Lacy

Partner, Head of BVI Dispute Resolution  |  Ogier
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

British Virgin Islands

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Civil fraud and asset tracing
Contentious probate
Breach of trust

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

The growth of my global BVI dispute resolution team (with 8 new lawyers since lockdown began). In particular, David Welford joined us as a partner in Jersey in June 2020 specifically to expand our contentious BVI private wealth advice to European based trustees and private client lawyers.

How did you get into private client?

By moving offshore!

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Focus on the solution that is required and then cast your mind far and wide for a route to that solution.

What is your favourite quote?

"It is the mark of a trained mind never to look for greater precision in the treatment of a subject than the nature of that subject permits." Aristotle.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Travel and restaurants. It's not been a great year for either.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

The 10 Cases in Covent Garden, London.


Eleanor Morgan

+1 284 852 1712

Eleanor Morgan

Partner  |  Mourant
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

British Virgin Islands


William Hare

+1 284 542 1890

William Hare

Founding Partner  |  Forbes Hare
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

British Virgin Islands
Anguilla
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Grenada
England and Wales

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Administration of estates and trusts
Dispute resolution
Asset holding structures

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Restructuring a Middle Eastern family's holding company's board following a family dispute.
Arranging asset protection for a Chinese fund manager.
Settling an 8-year long family dispute involving an Indian trading company (involved since 2010).
Handling the sale of an African trading company (owned by a Hong Kong family) operating in 21 countries.
Acting for the trustees of a US/Russian family trust in relation to a dispute and restructuring.


Arabella di Iorio

+1 284 345 3003

Arabella di Iorio

Partner  |  Agon Litigation
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

British Virgin Islands
Bermuda
England and Wales

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Contentious Trusts and Probate
Multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes
Fraud
Asset tracing Insolvency and restructuring

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Managing to keep the practice going amid global meltdown.

How did you get into private client?

I qualified at the Chancery Bar so have always had an interest in private client work.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

The devil is in the details – pay attention to them, and never be frightened to ask questions.

What is your favourite quote?

“No brilliance is required in law, just common sense and relatively clean fingernails." John Mortimer.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Swimming, cooking, tapestry and embroidery.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

D'Coalpot Restaurant and Grill, British Virgin Islands.